Animal Grooming

Program Title – Animal Grooming

Program Specific Information and Forms
There are requirements or forms that have to be completed before the start of the semester or the date specified. Animal Grooming Requirements and Information (PDF, 650 KB)

Bring Your Own Device:
Northern College requires all students to have and use their own laptop computer. Course materials are posted online and many courses use online tests, or require students to submit their assignments online through the College’s Learning Management System.

Program Description
Through a combination of lectures and practical experience, this one-year program will prepare students to work as an animal groomer. Students can use the skills they receive to work for other animal service providers or to start their own business. This program may be taken concurrently with the Veterinary Assistant program. The student would then graduate with a double certificate. Please contact the Program Assistant at 705-672-3376 ext, 8854 for more information. Graduates of this program are equipped with a solid base of technical skills and knowledge in animal grooming. They will be able to work in a number of settings, such as veterinary clinics, veterinary hospitals, pet grooming centres and pet stores. They will also be able to start their own business.

Important Information for Graduates
A limited number of spots are available for graduates of Northern College’s Veterinary Assistant or Animal Grooming programs. Graduates of those programs that wish to apply to the Veterinary Technician program must have – in addition to the usual requirements for direct entry from high school – a 75 percent minimum average (3.0 GPA) upon graduation from Veterinary Assistant or Animal Grooming programs. Applicants will be assessed according to highest academic achievement in their program.

Career Opportunities
Graduates may find employment in a number of settings such as veterinary clinics, veterinary hospitals, pet grooming centres, pet stores. Graduates may also start their own business.

Our Veterinary Technician program is accredited by:

  • CVMA
  • OAVT
  • cvo

Transfer Agreements
Download the complete Articulation Agreement list for Universities and Colleges (PDF, 113KB). You can also visit OnTransfer. This site provides information and resources to help students and potential students find their way through Ontario’s postsecondary system.

Contact Information
Kellie Broderick
Program Assistant, School of Veterinary Sciences
705-672-3376 ext. 8854